A Sense of Place: Art at Vancouver International Airport: by Robin Laurence

By Robin Laurence

A marvelous evaluation of 1 of the main hugely acclaimed artwork collections at the West Coast, which greets tourists at Vancouver foreign Airport (YVR) as they trip among land, sea, and sky. The airport that is identified for its smooth layout and expansive topography, bargains a magnificent visible reveal of award-winning artwork and structure. each one terminal construction represents the tradition background, average attractiveness, and iconic reports that embrace British Columbia, and the art exhibited all through performs an vital function in telling these tales. respected particularly for its specialise in Pacific Coast local paintings, the gathering is gifted within the thematic groupings of land, sea, and sky—three geographical regions that intersect at YVR.

In A feel of Place, paintings historian and critic Robin Laurence will learn the commissioning of dozens of notable works of art as a reaction to the airport’s total architectural and layout plan, and especially as a mirrored image of the cultural history and average surroundings pointed out with the province of British Columbia. one of the highlights of the gathering are huge sculptures by way of prime Northwest Coast First countries artists together with Susan A. aspect (Coast Salish), Robert Davidson (Haida), Dempsey Bob (Tahltan-Tlingit), Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw), Lyle Wilson (Haisla), Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth), Connie Watts (Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Gitxsan), and the past due invoice Reid, famed for The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe. Their paintings either welcomes and bids farewell to the thousands of visitors who make their means via YVR each one year.

Show description

Read or Download A Sense of Place: Art at Vancouver International Airport: Fixed Layout Edition PDF

Best art history books

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art (Blackwell Companions to Art History)

A spouse to Renaissance and Baroque paintings presents a various, clean selection of available, accomplished essays addressing key concerns for ecu artwork produced among 1300 and 1700, a interval that may be termed the start of recent historical past. provides a suite of unique, in-depth essays from paintings specialists that tackle a number of points of ecu visible arts made out of circa 1300 to 1700 Divided into 5 huge conceptual headings: Social-Historical components in creative construction; artistic technique and Social Stature of the Artist; the thing: paintings as fabric tradition; The Message: matters and Meanings; and The Viewer, the Critic, and the Historian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural Discourse Covers many themes now not as a rule incorporated in collections of this nature, resembling Judaism and the humanities, architectural treatises, the worldwide Renaissance in arts, the hot average sciences and the humanities, artwork and faith, and gender and sexuality beneficial properties essays at the arts of the family existence, sexuality and gender, and the paintings and creation of tapestries, conservation/technology, and the metaphor of theater makes a speciality of Western and valuable Europe and that territory's interactions with neighboring civilizations and far away discoveries comprises illustrations in addition to hyperlinks to photographs no longer integrated within the publication 

Giovanni Bellini

In contrast to another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photographs resembling pics, maps, sketches and so on now we have endeavoured to maintain the standard of those pictures, in order that they symbolize appropriately the unique artefact.

Poetics of the Iconotext

Poetics of the Iconotext makes on hand for the 1st time in English the theories of the revered French text/image professional, Professor Liliane Louvel. A consolidation of the main major theoretical fabrics of Louvel's acclaimed books, L'Oeil du Texte: Texte et photo dans los angeles littérature anglophone and Texte/Image: photographs à lire, textes à voir, this newly conceived paintings introduces English readers to the most up-tp-date considering in French text/image idea and visible reports.

Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture)

This assortment reconsiders the existence and paintings of Emile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789–1863), providing him as an important determine for realizing the visible tradition of modernity. The booklet contains paintings through senior and rising students, exhibiting that Vernet was once a multifaceted artist who moved conveniently around the thresholds of style and media to domesticate a picture of himself because the embodiment of contemporary France.

Extra resources for A Sense of Place: Art at Vancouver International Airport: Fixed Layout Edition

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 45 votes